These are the most important times in the year for football fans. February, March, April, in these months the summation of all attempts, heavy toils starts to come to an end. With a happy face for someone, a broken heart for the others. League competition is in the last stage, domestic cup events are on also. However, most important of all, Champions League matches take place in the midweek regularly in this part of the year. Knock-out rounds provide a thrill to the players and managers and a shiver flows through the spine of the fans. Ligue1 Champion Lille will host defending UCL champion Chelsea in such a crunch match.
UEFA Champions League
2nd leg of Round of 16
|Time||Wednesday, 17 March|
|Live Stream||BT Sports (UK), DAZN, Stan Sports|
|1st Leg Result||Chelsea 2- 0 Lille|
Reigning champions will certainly aim to repeat what they have done in the last term. In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the owner of the Blues declared to sell the club. The German coach Thomas Touchel intends nothing but keeps the player’s mind and focus straight. The players respond accordingly too.
Now they have the toughest job ahead of them though the 1st leg result is on their side. The French champions won’t let the blues take the glory that easily. This time they’re not going to win the league title. Therefore, their motto will be, To go as far as possible in the continental contest. They will have the crowd behind them in this quest. So, a thrilling fight is waiting for the football lovers without a doubt.
Head to head:
Possible XI of Chelsea vs Lille:
Chelsea: Mendy, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Chalovah, Kante, Pulisic, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku.
Lille: Jardim, Celik, Fonte, Botman, Tiago, Andre, Bamba, Xeka, Ben Arfa, Sanches, Yilmaz.
Probable Outcome: Chelsea will reach the last 8.